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loose nut
06-26-2017, 07:50 PM
Well, not really terror but it was a good way to suck you guys in.

I have a Fagor DRO on the lathe, worked fine until....DUH DAA DOH (for dramatic effect), two days ago when all of a sudden to wasn't. The displays alternately turned on and off, none of the controls worked and there was a small R flashing in the lower left corner. None of this was in the trouble shooting section of the manual. What to do. Well I'm ashamed to admit it but I reread the manual. Yes I know real men don't use instructions. In the beginning of the manual there actually was a reference to the little R in the corner which said that it didn't have a "Home". OK I have no idea how it couldn't find it's way home but there was a way to set it which low and behold worked and my DRO works again. Best bet I hit the wrong combo of buttons and upset something but ...................

Any way I was mortified that I could be DRO'less on the lathe (hence the terror), being retired and on a fixed income replacement would have been hard to justify.

A.K. Boomer
06-26-2017, 08:03 PM
Dammit Loose Nut,

expected to see images of Freddy Kruegar in a full tilt massacre mode but was hoping you somehow got a handle on it and turned it into a benign situation... damn

alanganes
06-26-2017, 08:05 PM
Dammit Loose Nut,

expected to see images of Freddy Kruegar in a full tilt massacre mode but was hoping you somehow got a handle on it and turned it into a benign situation... damn

To be fair, a dead DRO is a pretty close second to Freddie K.

Toolguy
06-26-2017, 08:43 PM
Scared the heck out of me! I could go back to the old way if I had to, but really, really don't want to.:eek:

loose nut
06-27-2017, 09:23 AM
I don't know if I could go back, that's the real scary thing.

reggie_obe
06-27-2017, 09:28 AM
Any way I was mortified that I could be DRO'less on the lathe (hence the terror), being retired and on a fixed income replacement would have been hard to justify.

Would having to get a part-time job to support your hobby be all that awful?

CCWKen
06-27-2017, 12:17 PM
What's a DRO? :)

I took my $50 digital slide scale off because it kept getting in the way and the battery would go dead. I mark pieces with an ultra-fine tip Sharpie when I need real precision. :cool:

Paul Alciatore
06-27-2017, 03:06 PM
It's like riding a bicycle, you never really forget.




I don't know if I could go back, that's the real scary thing.

Noitoen
06-27-2017, 04:50 PM
Stop riding a bike for a long time and you end up with a sore ass when you have to ride again :cool:

loose nut
06-27-2017, 07:18 PM
Would having to get a part-time job to support your hobby be all that awful?


I have thought about it because some months money is tight but.....

When I retired from work I had Arthritics in both feet, both hands, my right shoulder and neck, Carpel tunnel in both wrists, both knees where jello, sciatica on my left side and some lung problems. Most are work related and fortunately don't bother me as much since I quite working, early retirement. I tried working out at a gym after retirement just to stay active but had to give it up because of my shoulders, movement out of the normal causes severe pain.

So no.

garyhlucas
06-27-2017, 07:34 PM
I have thought about it because some months money is tight but.....

When I retired from work I had Arthritics in both feet, both hands, my right shoulder and neck, Carpel tunnel in both wrists, both knees where jello, sciatica on my left side and some lung problems. Most are work related and fortunately don't bother me as much since I quite working, early retirement. I tried working out at a gym after retirement just to stay active but had to give it up because of my shoulders, movement out of the normal causes severe pain.

So no.
At your age if you can't feel any of those things it ussually means you are dead.

loose nut
06-28-2017, 09:26 AM
I'm getting there but don't rush me.

dave_r
06-28-2017, 12:53 PM
At your age if you can't feel any of those things it ussually means you are dead.

or you haven't lived...

rdfeil
06-28-2017, 10:44 PM
It's like riding a bicycle, you never really forget.

Yea, but it still hurts when you fall off!!!!!!